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The Captive Slave

A work made of engraving on cream wove paper, tipped onto brown wove paper.
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  • A work made of engraving on cream wove paper, tipped onto brown wove paper.


published 1827


Edward Finden (English, 1791-1857)
after John Simpson (English, 1782-1847)
published by Smith Elder and Company (English, 19th century)

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Edward Finden


The Captive Slave


United Kingdom (Artist's nationality:)

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Published 1827


Engraving on cream wove paper, tipped onto brown wove paper


Image/plate: 8.5 × 6.6 cm (3 3/8 × 2 5/8 in.); Sheet: 13.7 × 7.8 cm (5 7/16 × 3 1/8 in.)

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Gift of Ben Elwes Fine Art

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